July 2013

At least one person at Madison Area Technical College will be covered by a contract after March 23, 2014. Our new president, Jack E. Daniels has negotiated a contract with the Board of Trustees of Madison College that begins on August 19, 2013 and runs through June 30, 2016.

In addition to a starting salary of $238,000, Daniels will receive a generous benefits package. That package includes an “Incidental Expense Stipend” of $500 per semester “for incidental expenses related to college business (no receipt required).”

A copy of the two-page Daniels contract was obtained by The Wisconsin State Journal and published online on July 2, 2013 as a sidebar to an article by reporter Dan Simmons titled “MATC board selects Jack Daniels as new school president.”

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), as measured by the May 2012 to May 2013 index for US Cities Average increase, is 1.36%. In accordance with our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both the Full-Time Faculty and The PSRP unions and the College, Local 243 members will receive a wage increase of 1.36% effective July 1, 2013.

So when will you see this increase on your check? Here’s an explanation from Local 243 President Marie Dusio:

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A message from Local 243 President Marie Dusio:

Shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 the Madison College Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Jack E. Daniels has been selected to serve as the college’s eighth president. Reprinted below is the bulletin that was sent via e-mail to all Faculty Members and Administrative Staff [emphasis and photograph added]:

The Madison College District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Jack E. Daniels III has been chosen to serve as Madison College’s eighth president. Dr. Daniels will join Madison College on August 19, 2013. Dr. Barhorst has agreed to remain in place through the transition.

We were fortunate to have three strong finalists with unique talents and knowledge, but Dr. Daniels emerged as our first choice. His proven record of focusing on student success; establishing a positive work environment that facilitates faculty and employee success and development; fostering collaborative relationships with the community, elected officials, K-12 and other educational institutions, and business and industry; demonstrating an engaging interpersonal style and communication skills; and serving as a motivational and visionary leader and president at multi-campus colleges were factors that weighed heavily into the decision that was made by the District Board of Trustees.

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